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COA: Lapu’s education fund utilization under 10% in 2019

Rosalie O. Abatayo 07/09/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines —The Commission on Audit (COA) has flagged the underutilization of education funds by the Lapu-Lapu City government for 2019.  The city government, in 2019, appropriated a total Special Education Fund of P366,184,000 and P375,944,031…

Ferro: Police’s investigative skills also needed in contact tracing

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/09/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO – 7) has vowed to help local officials and health officers in implementing a more effective and efficient contact tracing in Cebu City. Police Brigadier…

LTO-7: Wait for DOTr guidelines before allowing back riding in motorcycles

Rosalie O. Abatayo 07/09/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Before setting out to the streets with a back rider, the Land Transportation Office in Central Visayas (LTO-7) is asking motorcycle riders to wait until the Department of Transportation (DTOr) has released official guidelines…

Cebu City completes distribution of 280K sacks of rice to barangays

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/09/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government completed the distribution of the 280,000 sacks of rice as relief aid to the 80 barangays here on July 9, 2020. In a Facebook post, Cebu City Mayor Edgardo…

City dad to push for agricultural development in Cebu City

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/09/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Councilor Philip Zafra is planning to propose an ordinance that would encourage agricultural development in the city. Zafra said that the coronavirus pandemic has showed that Cebu City is not secured…

Abellanosa asks DSWD to be more transparent in implementation of SAP

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/09/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Second District Representative Rodrigo “Bebot” Abellanosa has requested the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to be more transparent in the implementation of the Social Amelioration Program (SAP) in the…

COVID-19 count in CV hits 11K with 301 new cases

Rosalie O. Abatayo 07/08/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The total number of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in Central Visayas has gone past the 11,000-mark as the Health Department reported 301 new cases in the region on Wednesday evening, July 8, 2020.…

Central Visayas has 8.7K dengue cases since January

Rosalie O. Abatayo 07/08/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — While all eyes are fixed on the current health emergency brought by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), an old health challenge, dengue, has gone off-course as the region saw a continued increase of the…

Visayas blood center in need of blood — DOH-7

Rosalie O. Abatayo 07/08/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Subnational Blood Center for the Visayas (SNBCV), the lead blood service facility in the Visayas region, is running out of blood supply. With the prevailing community quarantine and the public’s fear of…

DILG-7 issues five more show-cause orders to Cebu City village chiefs

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/08/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Interior and Local Government in Central Visayas (DILG-7) issued show-cause orders against five village chiefs in Cebu City following reports of public gatherings in their areas despite being under Enhanced…

Bogo City family beats COVID-19

Rosalie Abatayo 07/08/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A family of four from Bogo City, northern Cebu, has finally gone home after about two weeks of being under isolation due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). They are patients number 12, 13,…

VM Rama suggests putting on hold all bidding for CCMC for now

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/08/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Vice Mayor Michael “Mike” Rama is asking the city’s executive department to temporarily put on hold the bidding of the P500 million budget for the Cebu City Medical Center (CCMC). In…

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